Cheating. About 99.9% of humanity does it at one time or another. It’s common in education. It’s common in business. It’s common everywhere.
Accounting is one profession where honesty and integrity is part of the job description. Yet, cheating exists. A friend, former accountant and CFO Sam Antar, orchestrated much of the splashiest fraud of the 1980s at Crazy Eddie. Accountant cheating, as in financial statement manipulation, is pandemic.
In my surfing, I came across a website with this catchy banner:
WeTakeYourClass will take your on-line class and guarantee at least a grade of B. It says it will get you an A 99% of the time. It specializes in taking math, business and sciences. It specifically mentions accounting.
It is frustrating for me to know that while I spend my life trying to teach students to do the right thing, there are people trying to get them to do the wrong thing.
The site claims to get a student an A about 99% of the time, and it also claims to be risk free to the student. Are they being honest about cheating?
A comment to a similar story at Carpe Diem says, “I … found out that there are many sites that offer this service. One quotes a fee a low as $695 for grad level courses and only $430 for undergrad economics courses.” Hey, that’s affordable.
If you are a student and are reading this, please don’t do it.
I prefer F2F classes where a student can look you in the eye while he/she cheats. It’s more honest that way.
Thanks to Jim Ulvog for the tip.
Debit and credit – - David Albrecht